MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive54.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 06 '20 at 21:39
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Memory 79.6
1-Core 112
2-Core 215
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 434
57% 421 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (97th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (71 fps cap detected)
56.5% Above average
Lighting 71.3
Reflection 71.4
Parallax 62
58% 68.2 fps
MRender 71.7
Gravity 67.7
Splatting 70.4
55% 69.9 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$50
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 96 86 96 83 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 368
Write 129
Mixed 233
SusWrite 89.1
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 18.3
94% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 32
54% 104 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 71%
Intel 330 Series 120GB-$85
111GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 117 118 118 119 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 369
Write 140
Mixed 184
SusWrite 116
45% 202 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 40
156% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 154
118% 163 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 80%
WD WD15EVDS-73V9B1 1.5TB
1TB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 90 93 90 91 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
55% Above average
Read 102
Write 98.9
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 89.5
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
79% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 55%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 CT102464BD160B.M16 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 16.5
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 12,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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